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Just wanting to find out if anyone on this board enjoys what they do for a living.

 

Rumors are flying around where I work, some of which point to layoffs - and I might be one of the ones let go. I have no motivation to work.

 

Sigh. I think I'll go watch Office Space to cheer myself up.

 

"Find what your niche is, that leads to riches". -- Hank Hill, to son Bobby

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I don't hate my job at all.

 

How do I hate a job where I get 3000$ worth of new PC parts for doing 10 hours of work on a VIPs PC?

 

Sure I'm probably underpaid, and I'm not learning that much anymore, but I like the people I work with, we're always doing new interesting things. I'm never really bored, plus being in the IT department lets me in on the good stuff they're doing around here with new PCs and such.

 

Unlike my father, as soon as I walk in the door my first words are not "God, I hate my job."

 

And I'll be looking for something new very soon, but in essence - I love my job.

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I don't know if you work in the technology sector or not, but I want to let you know that after the fifth or sixth round of layoffs sweeps by, they tend to lose their sting. So you have that to look forward to. :tu:

 

Actually, it's gotten to the point that I'm starting to wonder what's wrong with me that I never get chosen? Am I not good enough to get pink slipped?? :cry:

 

Anyway, good luck to you, and (with apologies to Drew Carey), there's a support group for people who hate their jobs. It's called "everybody", and we meet in bars. :green:

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I lost my motivation to do work about a year ago. :x But at the end of the day, my job pays fairly well, and I work from my couch on mon, wed, and friday so I really can't complain. 8)

 

When I get some more cash, I hope to open up a franchise of some sort, but that's many years away.

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Hate it. I hate what I do. I hate having to walk into this god awful place and I hate having to talk to the ridiculous human beings I talk to on a day to day basis. That said I get paid alot of money to do what I do so I swallow the bullshit of it all and deal with it until my wife gets out of school and I can quit.

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In principle I enjoy what I do, but in practice it's getting harder and harder to show up every morning. At the risk of sounding like an Emo Kid I feel underappreciated and overlooked most times. I'm not paid what I feel I should be (and looking at the job market I can back that up) but unless I want to drive to Portland every day (shudder) I'll have to be happy with what I have.

 

I would rather be programming, but that is another profession that would most likely require a commute.

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Today is a particularly stressful day here, but most of the time it's pretty good. I work at an ad agency, my official title is "Senior Production Designer" ? what I do is take layout files (usually in QuarkXpress, sometimes in Illustrator) from an Art Director and prepare them to go on press and/or on the web. Sometimes if I'm working on a larger campaign with many pieces, I will get a design for one piece from an A.D. and use that as the basis to design other pieces (like a brochure that has an accompanying poster).

 

In general I like what I do quite a bit, but sometimes schedules can get very tight (like today) and I'm working furiously to get things done, sometimes missing lunch.

 

Probably the best thing about my job is that I work with very cool people, my boss is great, my co-workers are fun, that makes any job a lot better.

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As I stated in an earler thread about three months ago.... I love my Job too.

 

After being at Taget for 3 years with no real oppertunitens for gorwth, I decide to part ways.

 

The company I work for now is great I get along well with every one I work with.

 

Also after many years of woeking nighrs weekends and holidays I am proud to say that is no more.

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Some good answers to the question.

 

Truth is, I like everything about my job except the fact that no one in management (my bosses boss and up) tells us what's going on, except that twice a year or so we have big meetings where they announce big re-orgs and management changes, and there's layoffs once in a while.

 

I like my work, I like the people I work with, I'm fairly happy with my pay and benefits....but none of those things add up to job satisfaction. When I was younger I used to think that money was the ultimate motivator. Now, I'd still hate my job even if they paid me twice as much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who the hell am I kidding! Twice the salary! I'd love this place.

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Job is ok, but my current boss is a real jerk. He did get me this job after layoffs from last place (he moved a core group to a new company), so I can't dog him too much. But he's definitely a jerk, this is pretty universally agreed in the office (and the last office.)

 

I would love to work at home through my wife's website, but it just isn't big enough to support the family's expenses. Really I'm just tired of working for a corporation in a cube farm day after day, but in tech that's pretty much the norm.

 

Future, what do you do that you hate it so much?

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I don't even really "work" in a normal sense anymore, I kind of freelance and still take regular jobs from some of my old customers when I worked for a bigger company. Still, I hate it. Tired of dealing with "people" and having them look over my shoulder as I work and constantly try to tell me how to do my job.

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I really dislike where I work.

 

It's a place where nothing can get done without months and months of discussing what is the right product to buy and then fighting over the budget dollars that were already set aside for it.

 

Once I get vested in my pension plan, within a month, then I really start working on finding something else.

 

Glen

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Rumors are flying around where I work, some of which point to layoffs - and I might be one of the ones let go. I have no motivation to work.

 

 

Heh sounds familiar although I personally dont fear getting laid off. They would be very stupid to do that and I feel comfortable with my situation. I work in the microelectronics manufacturing industry (LSI Logic to be exact). I witnessed and survived the industries worst downturn in history (2000-2001). My only concern is the company as a whole. Stock price plummeting, next 6 months are forcast to be slow, rumors flying around as usual....its just not a very fun work environment these days. Having said that though I am VERY grateful for my job.

 

Pros:

*I live 1 mile from work

*Pay and benefits are decent

*2 90 minute breaks...shhhh dont tell management (I go home on those breaks)

*Working nights pays 15% extra and the atmosphere is very laid back

*I get every Sunday-Tuesday off as well as every other Saturday

 

 

Cons:

*Ignorant/lazy coworkers (every place has these though). The reason I feel so comfortable with my job position is because I work so damn hard in part because many people are just too dumb/lazy to do the jobs I do. It can get irritating working your ass off for 12 hours while seeing some of your corworkers just sit on their fat lazy butts.

*12 hour graveyard shift from 7pm to 7am Wed-Fri and every other Sat can take its toll on you.

*Uncertainty. The industry is VERY cyclical so you have to be very patient and ride the slow times out. Fortunately for me I'm very patient and try to ignore all the rumors. I just show up and do my job. Theres a thought huh?

 

 

The good outweighs the bad. I try to never lose sight of how well I have it compared to others. I guess I'm a pretty simply guy so I try to remain that way. I notice that most of the people who are complaining and spreading rumors at work are ones who always want more $. The funny thing is though is they are usually the ones that dont deserve anything because they are lazy. So I'll just keep showing up for work, do my 12 hour shift and leave everything at the door when I go home in the morning. Been doing that for 10 years now. Seems to be working ok. :)

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-I've forwarded this thread to all of your bosses, now get back to work! :P;)

 

-I'll go on record as being sick and tired of my job and the ineptitude and/or laziness of 99% of the people I work with. (I feel I must not be completely negative, so a shout out goes to that 1% of my co-workers that work hard and use thier brain cells :tu: ) I'm currently looking for a new job (and occupation).

I do feel that I'd probably best excel in starting up a business, as I am super anal, desire control of my working conditions, and excel when I am in control,... but I need to convince myself that such an undertaking is realistic and would be viable. We'll see.

 

 

-Quote from Ed,...

Probably the best thing about my job is that I work with very cool people, my boss is great, my co-workers are fun, that makes any job a lot better.

 

-Correction Ed: The best part of your job is that they let you have that kick ass desk set up. 8)

 

 

 

-Oh, one last thing,... The award for the best combination of post in this thread and avatar goes to romier

 

Hate it. I hate what I do. I hate having to walk into this god awful place and I hate having to talk to the ridiculous human beings I talk to on a day to day basis. That said I get paid alot of money to do what I do so I swallow the bullshit of it all

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I have my good days and my bad days. I was running a company with a couple friends up until about 6 months ago, but they turned out to be extremely lazy professionally and I got tired of not being able to get beyond a simple freelance lifestyle. If I was going to start a business, I wanted it to grow, not just make me enough money to buy groceries. I also got sick of paying $500 a month for my own health insurance.

 

Anyway, my job has its plusses and minuses. I'm a "Strategist," so I basically do research and come up with ideas. This includes a lot of competitive intelligence and marketing speak. I'm not a marketer, which I think makes me attractive to all these people since I don't spit out all the crap they've already heard a thousand times.

 

On the plus side, the people I work with are great. Very cool. My boss is the CEO, and I don't have anyone micro-managing me or any of that annoying 9-5 crap. Everyone here does his job with few exceptions. This is a pretty lean company, and people get dumped if management figures out that someone isn't pulling his / her weight. The work is pretty interesting, at times. I get to do what I'm good at, and the projects vary. The office is in SOHO, which is a cool neighborhood aside from all the tourists gawking at the clothing they're not going to buy. It's a quick ride down the 6 train from home.

 

On the negative side, the work can be pretty depressing. I do a lot of pharmaceutical interactive marketing stuff, so I've spent weeks researching metastatic breast cancer, alcoholism, manic depression, etc. Also, these pharma companies have some of the biggest idiots in the entire world working for them, and they're my clients, the people I have to make nice with. Also, I miss setting my own schedule. I resent having to be somewhere every day whether I have work to do or not. People like to work until 7pm here, and that's not for me - I have a life, and I plan on keeping it. Also, the benefits suck. I pay roughly $120 a month for really basic Aetna coverage with no dental. They don't match the 401k. They don't offer any profit sharing or options or anything like that, and it's a privately-owned company.

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-Correction Ed: The best part of your job is that they let you have that kick ass desk set up.

 

Heh, it's gone beyond my desk now. When my company moved, they decided to make the lobby into a space for employees to display their artwork, collections, photography, etc. I was chosen to be the first exhibitor, this is the result:

 

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